Oregon Statutes - Chapter 468B - Water Quality - Section 468B.184 - Designation of lead agency for development of action plan; contents of action plan.

(1) After a ground water management area is declared, the Department of Environmental Quality shall designate a lead agency responsible for developing an action plan and request other agencies to assume appropriate responsibilities for preparation of a draft action plan within 90 days after the declaration. The agencies shall develop an action plan to reduce existing contamination and to prevent further contamination of the affected ground water aquifer. The action plan shall include, but need not be limited to:

(a) Identification of practices that may be contributing to the contamination of ground water in the area;

(b) Consideration of all reasonable alternatives for reducing the contamination of the ground water to a level below that level requiring the declaration of a ground water management area;

(c) Recommendations of mandatory actions that, when implemented, will reduce the contamination to a level below that level requiring the declaration of ground water management area;

(d) A proposed time schedule for:

(A) Implementing the lead agency’s recommendations;

(B) Achieving estimated reductions in concentrations of the ground water contaminants; and

(C) Public review of the action plan;

(e) Any applicable provisions of a local action plan developed for the area under a declaration of an area of ground water concern; and

(f) Required amendments of affected city or county comprehensive plans and land use regulations in accordance with the schedule and requirements of periodic review set forth in ORS chapter 197 to address the identified ground water protection and management concerns.

(2) If a ground water management area is located on agricultural lands or in an area designated as an exclusive farm use zone under ORS 215.203, the State Department of Agriculture shall be responsible for developing the portion of the action plan that addresses farming practices as defined in ORS 30.930. [Formerly 536.157]

Note: See note under 468B.150.

Section:  Previous  468B.171  468B.175  468B.177  468B.179  468B.180  468B.182  468B.183  468B.184  468B.185  468B.186  468B.187  468B.188  468B.190  468B.195  468B.196  Next

Last modified: August 7, 2008